Author: Jose Rueda

Q&A with the Powell Brothers

When a country band gets noticed, it can create a perfect storm of constant shows and being on the road, but for Houston-based band The Powell Brothers, who love giving live performances, that’s heaven. Brothers Taylor and Blake Powell, fronts for the band, recently sat down with Maroon Weekly to share what it’s like being an up and coming band,  their rise in the country/Americana scene and their feelings about Hurricane Harry’s before their Friday, Oct. 19 performance joining Parker McCollum. Q: How did The Powell Brothers get started? A: Taylor and I have been working in the music...

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Parker McCollum and The Powell Brothers at Hurricane Harry’s

Hurricane Harry’s consistently serves up fantastic country music in a Texas style venue, but Parker McCollum is arguably one of the most well-known artists they’ve hosted. On October 19,  McCollum will be joined by The Powell Brothers in a show that’s sure to please. McCollum is a native-born Texan who explores the blend between country and Americana music. With influences like Steve Earle and Bob Dylan, McCollum’s music toes the line between boot-tapping country and softer rock. His songs invite the listener into his personal stories of heartbreak as he casts his strong vocals over the rhythm of a...

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The Labor of Love – Colony House

From birth to old age, music is in everyone’s life. For most people, simply hearing and relating to the art is enough; however, there are a rare few who feel a deeper passion. One to create the music for others to hear. Caleb and Will Chapman realized they not only had that passion but the talent to match it, so they founded Colony House, an American indie rock band, who will be featured at the Grand Stafford Theater on Oct. 14. Caleb Chapman, the group’s lead singer, says, “The things that you care about and that you want to...

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OPAS Brings “The Capitol Steps” to A&M

On Thursday, Oct. 11, MSC OPAS will be hosting the political satire comedy show “The Capitol Steps” in Rudder Theater. “The Capitol Steps” pokes fun at the current political atmosphere and does not hold back for either side of the political spectrum, according to Jake Vasquez, student committee chair for MSC OPAS. A cast of 24 different actors and actresses combine humor with the perspectives of many different groups of people. The idea of creating a show based on poking fun at politics started in 1981, when a group of staff members was planning the entertainment for Senator Charles...

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